Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Genre: Comedy
Photography: Julio Macat
Running Time: 120 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: November 20, 1992
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Written by: John Hughes
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Starring: Macaulay Culkin
Joe Pesci
Daniel Stern
John Heard
Tim Curry
Brenda Fricker
Catherine O'Hara
Previous film: Home Alone
Next film: Home Alone 3

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series and the sequel to Home Alone. Macaulay Culkin reprises his role as Kevin McCallister, while Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern reprise their roles as the Wet Bandits, now known as the Sticky Bandits. Catherine O'Hara, John Heard, Rob Schneider, Tim Curry, and Brenda Fricker are also featured.


After snarky youth Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) loses track of his father at the airport, he mistakenly gets on a plane headed for New York City -- while the rest of the McCallisters fly to Florida. Now alone in the Big Apple, Kevin cons his way into a room at the Plaza Hotel and begins his usual antics. But when Kevin discovers that the Sticky Bandits (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) are on the loose, he struggles to stop them from robbing an elderly man's toy store just before Christmas.

Why It Rocks

  1. All of the cast members from the first film came back to reprise their roles in this film.
  2. The idea of Kevin accidentally going to New York and being determined to stop Harry and Marv from robbing a toy store is pretty entertaining.
  3. Macaulay Culkin is still great as Kevin McCallister. Even though his performance in this film his kind of dim.
  4. Harry and Marv are still absolutely hilarious.
  5. Tim Curry and Rob Schneider (in one of his early roles) have done great performances as the hotel employees.
  6. John Williams' musical score from the first film is used at the beginning again and composed new music for this film.
  7. The timeless song "Somewhere in My Memory" returns.
  8. The song "Christmas Star" is as emotional and beautiful as "O Holy Night", though slightly lighthearted.
  9. A clever cameo of future US President Donald Trump.

Bad Qualities

  1. Tons of rehash.
    • Buzz starts a problem by angering Kevin, thus causing problems, and everyone blames Kevin for it while Buzz suffers no consequences.
    • Kevin gets separated from his family after an argument.
    • Kevin plans to outsmart Marv and Harry.
    • The only movies that are shown is Angels with Flithy Souls, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and foreign dub It's a Wonderful Life.
    • Kevin repeats a few lines from the previous film like the "I don't think so."
  2. Kevin's family is still cruel to him, and his parents are still neglectful and blame him for everything.
  3. Macaulay Culkin's performance is rather dim compared to the previous film.


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